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William W. Laws (1920 ca.)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 115, 1883)

Location:

First Baptist Church
217 Main St.
Haverhill, MA 01830 US
Sanctuary; front gallery
Organ ID: 70331

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable, Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 43 ranks. 2,543 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops. 52 registers.
Great:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by William W. Laws
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Echo (Expressive):
  • Built by William W. Laws
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by William W. Laws
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by William W. Laws
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 52
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.
Stoplist copied from the console and documentation: Open In New Tab Originally published May 7, 1989
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on February 22, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior with organ facades: Photograph from an archival source: Cover of a 1924 church bulletin, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1924

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